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Cocktail Pick - Glossary Term

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Cocktail Pick  
A beverage utensil that is used to hold fruit cubes, onions, cherries, or any item that can be pierced and placed in a drink. The cocktail pick is placed in a glass to accompany the beverage adding to the presentation of the beverage as well as enhancing the flavor of the item being served. Another feature of the pick is the ease of retrieval of the fruit, allowing it to be easily consumed rather than "fished" out of the bottom of the glass. Cocktail picks come in a variety of sizes, shapes and materials. The picks are typically constructed of plastic, glass, stainless steel, or wood and may be made with a spiral top, a round top, a top formed into a design such as an olive, a face, a flag, an animal, a parasol, strips of frills, nautical themes, sporting themes, holiday themes, as well as numerous other types of tropical, colorful, humorous, and creative designs. Some picks may serve as both a pick and a swizzle stick to stir drinks.